Sony 16GB HDR-GW77V Waterproof Full HD Camcorder (White)

Sony 16GB HDR-GW77V Waterproof Full HD Camcorder (White)

Sony 16GB HDR-GW77V Waterproof Full HD Camcorder (White)

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Product Highlights

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p Video Recording
  • Up to 20.4-Megapixel Still Image Capture
  • Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Waterproof Down to 16.4' (5 m)
  • Impact Resistant Up to 4.9' (1.5 m) Drop
  • Sony G Lens with 10x Optical Zoom
  • Xtra Fine 3" LCD Touch Panel (921K)
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Micro HDMI Output & Micro USB 2.0 Port
  • Memory Card Slot & 16GB Flash Storage
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  • 1Description

The portable, rugged and durable Sony 16GB HDR-GW77V Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder (White) puts full 1920 x 1080p high def recording and 16GB of internal memory right in the palm of your hand. It's waterproof down to about 16' (5 m) and impact resistant from a fall of up to 4.9' (1.5 m). The camcorder provides numerous features and functions, not to mention the stunning detail of progressive high definition. Your memories will look beautiful on your HDTV or HD monitor.

Helping the GW77V take those gorgeous HD videos is the camera's "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, otherwise known as the heart of the camera. Back-illuminated, this sensor has superb low light capabilities for capturing readable images even in dimly lit situations. In addition to the sensor, features like the Sony G lens, a 3" touch screen LCD display, Optical Image Stabilization with Active Mode and 10x optical zoom with 17x extended zoom also play key roles in preserving all the activities and moments you choose to capture with the GW77V.

Besides these core tools, the camcorder also comes equipped with a number of user-friendly shooting controls. These controls help take the guesswork out of filming, allowing you to focus on the moment and not futzing with the camera's settings. Such functions include Smile Shutter, Face Detection continuous auto focus. Of course when you're done shooting is when the real work begins and Sony provides editing software with the GW77V for making the most of your videos. When you're done styling your masterpiece, the software will also help you to upload your videos to the Internet for sharing on sites like Facebook and YouTube.

1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording & Playback
High-definition 1920 x 1080 resolution lets you record all your experiences in exceptional Sony Full HD quality. Plus, the camcorder is capable of 1080/60p HD playback via HDMI and a compatible HDTV - providing stunning clarity and incredible detail when viewing your footage
1/3.9" Back-Illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
A 1/3.9" "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor delivers bright, vivid, and spectacularly detailed video footage, as well as three-megapixel still images. The back-illumination delivers stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the "Exmor R" sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions
3" LCD Display
The 3" LCD display provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The display rotates for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as brightness adjustment and guide frame
Impact Resistant & Waterproof Design
The camcorder supports impact resistance and waterproof performance. It's impact resistant from drops up to 4.9' (1.5 m) and waterproof down to a depth of 16.4' (5 m). You can shoot for up to 60 minutes at this depth without having to worry about water damage. You'll be able to shoot with confidence - even in a sudden rain storm
Compact & Lightweight Camera
Condensed into a compact and lightweight body that weighs about 6.6 oz, the compact frame is easy to carry and perfect for travel. Plus, with a vertical design, you'll be able to easily hold the camera in your right or left hand
16GB Embedded Flash Memory
The built-in 16GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to six hours of high definition video footage
Optical Image Stabilization with Active Mode
Optical Image Stabilization with Active Mode represents the next step forward in Sony image stabilization technology. Active Mode improves on existing SteadyShot image stabilization by allowing the camera to compensate for greater degrees of camera shake and deliver a stunning level of image smoothness. It supports three directions of camera shake and even stabilizes the image while zooming in up to 3x magnification
Wide Angle G Lens to Capture More of What You Want
Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, it features a composite aspherical lens coating to significantly reduce unwanted reflections and it delivers brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 29.8 mm focal length in Photo and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting
17x Extended Zoom
In addition to the 10x optical zoom, the camcorder features a 17x extended zoom which affords beautifully smooth close-ups - even in HD. The camera also supports 120x digital zoom
Progressive Recording
The camcorder features progressive recording, which yields about twice the information as interlaced recording. This results in a more vivid and rich video recording
Smile Shutter Technology for Still & Dual Capture
Smile Shutter technology lets the camcorder automatically take still photos when your subject smiles, even while shooting high-definition video. You can also set the sensitivity and choose child, adult, or auto priority
Face Detection Technology with Face Priority
Face Priority allows the camcorder to optimize focus, color, exposure and Smile Shutter technology for the face you prioritize. Just touch the preferred face on the LCD display and the camcorder will assign it priority - even if it leaves and returns to the frame
Focus Track Continuous Focus
Focus Track is for following fast moving objects, like pets and vehicles, without losing focus on the subject of the shot
Dual Recording
When you press the Photo button while shooting a movie, you can record a maximum equivalent of 20.4MP photos at the same time as you record Full HD video. This feature also facilitates Smile Shutter Function, which automatically snaps a picture of a smiling face when shooting video
Self-Portrait Function
The face detection function can automatically sense your image in the frame and snap a photo using the self-portrait mode and timer
Smooth Slow Recording
Smooth Slow Record mode increases the record rate from 60 frames per second (fps) to 240 fps, allowing you to capture three seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds. This is a great tool for analyzing a golf swing or a viewing a bird in flight. You can even record an audio track to narrate the Smooth Slow video footage
GPS Function & Time Update
You can use the GPS function to record the location at the exact time you shoot a video or take a picture. The Time Update feature will automatically update the time when traveling overseas or in different time zones
Built-In Flash
The camcorder is equipped with a built-in flash and auto flash mode, which decides if there is not enough light and a flash is required
Charge via AC Adapter or USB
You can charge the camcorder using the included AC adapter or you can charge it by connecting it to a USB charging port on a computer or power supply
Browse Events
Camera organizes shots automatically in conjunction with date, time and location (GPS mode must be turned on during shooting for location to be a organizing tool). You can preview clips on the 3" LCD display and organize them by subject or title
Highlight Playback with Highlight Scenario Playback
With Highlight Playback, your camcorder automatically creates short movies by identifying and compiling key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. In addition, Highlight Scenario lets you save up to eight of these movies for later playback
Dolby Digital Stereo Recording with Built-In Zoom Microphone
The Dolby Digital stereo recording with built-in zoom microphone focuses audio recording on your subjects with the camera's zoom lens. This delivers clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds
Personalized Menu System
The camcorder's user-friendly interface uses touch screen technology to allow users to scroll through menus quickly and easily and even create a personalized "My Menu" to bring together the functions they use most. This means you can spend more time shooting what you love and less time scrolling through menus and folders
Face Index Function
Face Index makes it easier than ever to find and play back the right video scene. Using Face Detection Technology, Face Index catalogs your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene. When it's time to watch your clips, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index
Film Roll Index
Like chapters in a book, Film Roll Index helps you easily find desired scenes in video footage. When using this feature, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and can create scene markers set at specified display intervals of 3, 6 or 12 seconds, as well as at 1 or 5 minutes
Media Card Slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images and video clips, the camcorder accepts memory cards including the Memory Stick Micro and micro SD/SDHC cards (all sold separately)
BIONZ Image Processor
The BIONZ Image Processor works in conjunction with the "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for pristine imaging. It provides Data Noise Reduction, faster image processing and data compression to preserve videos and images. The BIONZ Image Processor also enables Face Detection Technology and Sony's Dynamic Range Optimizer for both video and still image capture. The higher processing speed is what makes Dual Recording possible as well
Micro HDMI Output
HDMI transmits uncompressed audio and video digital streams between your camcorder and a compatible HDTV. This delivers Full HD 1080p playback and crystal clear video, as well as audio signals
Micro USB 2.0 Interface
The camcorder's high-speed micro USB 2.0 port affords an easy way to connect it to a compatible PC for fast transfer of video and still images for editing and sharing
PlayMemories Home Software
PlayMemories Home software affords a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort and view your video and still footage on your compatible PC. Plus, multiple output options let you burn your clips to DVD, AVCHD DVD and Blu-ray Disc media, as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites
In the Box
Sony 16GB HDR-GW77V Waterproof Full HD Camcorder (White)
  • NP-BG1 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • HDMI (Micro) Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • PlayMemories Home Lite Built-In Software (PC Only)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sensor 5.4 Megapixel 1/3.9"  CMOS

    Back-Illuminated Exmor R Sensor

    Lens 29.8 - 298 mm (16: 9)
    36.3 - 363 mm (4: 3)
    f/1.8 - 3.4

    Sony G Lens

    Zoom Optical: 10x
    Enhanced (Optical): 17x
    Digital: 120x
    System NTSC
    Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 16 GB Video/Image
    Memory Stick PRO, microSD/HC  

    Memory Stick Micro

    Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
    16GB (28 Mbps): 60 min
    16GB (24 Mbps): 75 min
    16GB (17 Mbps): 100 min
    16GB (9 Mbps): 180 min
    16GB (5 Mbps): 315 min
    Video Format High Definition
    MPEG AVC/H.264
    1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
    1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
    1440 x 1080i / 60 fps
    Standard Definition
    720 x 480i / 60 fps
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 20.4 Megapixel, 6016 x 3384
    JPEG: 15.3 Megapixel, 4512 x 3384
    JPEG: 10 Megapixel, 4224 x 2376
    JPEG: 5 Megapixel, 2592 x 1944
    JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
    JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480
    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo

    Dolby Digital

    Display Type LCD

    Brightness Adjustment & Guide Frame

    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3.0"

    (7.6 cm)

    Image Stabilization Optical

    Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode

    Lux 6 (Shutter Speed: 1/60)
    3 (Shutter Speed: 1/30)
    Built-in Mic Yes

    Zoom Microphone

    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - Yes
    Accessory Shoe None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1x HDMI D (Micro)
    1x USB Micro-B 2.0 Hi-Speed
    Microphone Input No
    Headphone Jack No
    Languages Not Specified By Manufacturer
    System Requirements Windows
    • XP (SP3)
      Vista (SP2)
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 960 mAh

    2.3W Power Consumption (LCD Display in Use)

    Power Adapter 100-240 VAC
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.3 x 4.2 x 2.8" / 3.2 x 10.6 x 7.0 cm
    Weight 6.63 oz / 188 g without battery
    7.76 oz / 220 g with battery
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.7 x 2.4"

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